Rumor of shooting leads to brief lockdown at Fort Hood Airfield

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by KWTX News 10

khou.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM

FORT HOOD, Texas – A brief lockdown Friday morning at Fort Hood Army Airfield was lifted after officials determined that a rumor that circulated about a possible shooting was unfounded, Fort Hood and III Corps spokesman Tyler Broadway said.

According to a report from KWTX in Waco, several civilian employees were told to remain inside buildings at the airfield while post authorities investigated, but they have since returned to work, Broadway said.

Broadway said there was no shooting on post and that no further investigation is necessary.

After the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and the recent shooting at the Washington Naval Yard that left 12 dead, security has been very tight at military installations throughout the country.

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